Above the age of 65 ??? Even a violent jolt over speed-breaker can lead you to spine fracture.

: Dr Himanshu Tyagi. Mrs Sudha 73 year old housewife, had a painful lock down period recently due to a fracture in her lower spine. She suffered this spinal fracture 5 months ago while traveling in a bus which jolted over a speed-breaker. There are many similar stories where passengers have suffered serious injuries dueContinue reading “Above the age of 65 ??? Even a violent jolt over speed-breaker can lead you to spine fracture.”

Spine surgery: When is it required?

: Dr Himanshu Tyagi Back or neck pain is undoubtedly the most common reason to visit an orthopedician in today’s era. Low back pain alone accounts for almost 60 % of orthopedic OPD in any given hospital. Normally, low back pain or neck pain respond well to conservative treatment in the form of lifestyle modification,Continue reading “Spine surgery: When is it required?”

Scared to visit Hospital during COVID? Here’s your guide to managing common orthopedic problems at home.

Key highlights –  Your first aid guide for managing arthritis muscular pains, and minor injuries. Common tips for managing orthopedic injuries/sprain effectively at home. Understanding when is it important to visit a doctor.  It’s an open secret now that fewer people are willing to visit hospitals in view of the ongoing corona pandemic.  People are tryingContinue reading “Scared to visit Hospital during COVID? Here’s your guide to managing common orthopedic problems at home.”

Lockdown Corollary –  Weight gain and Arthritis.

: Dr Himanshu Tyagi “I have put on some weight during this lockdown” – this is probably one of the most commonly heard statements of 2020. And the very next declaration would be “My knees have started hurting lately”. As per one study, almost one-third of the population has put on weight during the lastContinue reading “Lockdown Corollary –  Weight gain and Arthritis.”

Online classes causing spine pains & eye problems in children.

: Dr Himanshu Tyagi /Dr Meghana sahasrabuddhe 7-year-old Yasharth has been suffering from back and neck pain for the last three weeks. He is a student of class 3, studying in a reputed school. Since the lockdown was announced on March 22nd this year, his entire education has shifted to online mode now. As aContinue reading “Online classes causing spine pains & eye problems in children.”

Fake corona treatment circulated over social media doing more damage than Covid-19 itself. – Dr Himanshu Tyagi

Mr. Gopal Rai (name changed), 74-year-old resident of Delhi was rushed to the emergency department of a hospital with complaints of palpitations and restlessness. Upon investigation, he was found to have cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart contractions) due to hydroxychloroquine ingestion.  Apparently, he self-medicated himself with this drug after reading about it on Facebook. In aContinue reading “Fake corona treatment circulated over social media doing more damage than Covid-19 itself. – Dr Himanshu Tyagi”

With Unemployment and Covid-19 on a rising trend in India…..it’s time to take care of your health & thought process. : Dr Himanshu Tyagi

Are we reaching a tipping point here ?  Corona pandemic is coming harsh on india with it’s different faces like lockdown, economic slump and now unemployment.   With no approved corona virus vaccine or drug therapy to stop this pandemic so far, it’s time to introspect and decide what we can do best in the presentContinue reading “With Unemployment and Covid-19 on a rising trend in India…..it’s time to take care of your health & thought process. : Dr Himanshu Tyagi”

Lockdown leading to Joint pains in women due to excessive household work.

” Doctor I have a severe pain in my back and right shoulder since last 25 days, please advise me some strong painkiller as I cannot afford to take rest at this point” said Mrs Sangeeta, 46 year old working women having 2  kids and a husband. This is not just the story of MrsContinue reading “Lockdown leading to Joint pains in women due to excessive household work.”

Excessive cell phone use during lockdown leading to neurological and orthopaedic issues in elderly and children :  Dr Himanshu Tyagi

2020 has been a year of rare challenges. We have seen an unprecedented diseases like Covid-19  and an unheard measure like lockdown. This situation is particularly dreaded on our elderly population and children, not only in terms of infection susceptibility but also when it comes to adjusting with the lockdown. Medically today we are facedContinue reading “Excessive cell phone use during lockdown leading to neurological and orthopaedic issues in elderly and children :  Dr Himanshu Tyagi”

India: Final Wake Up Call…….

With situation in Mumbai becoming desperate now and the CM of Maharashtra trying to get additional help by calling in private practioners (doctors of all specialities) to stride over Covid-19 situation which is filling the available ICU beds fast, one can make out that the nightmare is becoming a reality now. This is the firstContinue reading “India: Final Wake Up Call…….”